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17 months

Development: We have a walker! He has also stopped nursing and showed an increase appreciation for books. He has discovered he can open door handles. When it is the front door he opens he quickly gets off the top step …

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Nap time

This is what nap time looks like these days. I told Cooper if he didn’t take a nap he could come pull weeds with me and he jumped at the “opportunity.” Ever since he moved to the big boy bed …

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Nursing

Two weeks ago, this morning Daddy got up with Nicholas to start a cold turkey weaning attempt, which meantgoing from a morning and night feeding to none. We didn’t talk about it before, so none of us knew in advance …

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Blueberries

We are in love with blueberry picking! It is the perfect kid activity: large bushes in rows where no one can escape and they can eat the berries right from the bushes. My best friend’s extended family owns this farm

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Camping 2015 – Blu-Shastin

For our annual camping trip we headed back to Blu-Shastin for the second year in a row. It is only a 2 hour drive, the sites are on a river, the park has a pool and decent restrooms. This is …

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Cart Buddies

Nicholas and Cooper are exploring new ways to play together now that Nicholas is feeling more confident on his feet. Nicholas is most confident taking 3-4 steps between two stable objects. He will walk to you with lots of encouragement …

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Taking the Show on the Road

Santa brought Cooper a balance bike for Christmas and he has spent the past 6 months riding it all around the house on the same figure 8 track. We told him once it was sunny we would let him ride …

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Date Day

We loved how our friends the Elliotts have done individual dates with the kids. We finally did it. Daddy took Cooper to the Arlington airshow for their date. They came back talking all about airplanes and loved the bonding time …

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"I need a tissue"

Cooper came into our room this morning to tell us “I need a tissue.” He neglected to mention that he just climbed out of his crib for the first time. At 3 years and 1 month old we have been …

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Jackson Town Square

We were official tourists and had our picture taken in front of the antler arches in the town square. We then got some energy out with a game of chase in the grass. Nicholas was excited to get out of …